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Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
by Ben Mikaelsen

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
by Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. Bessel van der Kolk explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Why Does He Do That

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft

“This is without a doubt the most informative and useful book yet written on the subject of abusive men. Women who are armed with the insights found in these pages will be on the road to recovering control of their lives.” —Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D., Director, Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

Workbook for The Body Keeps The Score

Workbook for The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Genie Reads

Designed with the idea of imparting practical wisdom in mind, the questions and exercises found in the workbook will enable you to learn and discover more about yourself, point you in the right direction for fruitful development, and create ample space for you to grow. To reap the most benefits from Bessel van der Kolk’s book, do approach the questions with an open mind, and answer them as best as you can with complete self honesty.

PLEASE NOTE: As an Amazon Associate, Fathers Truly Matter earns from qualifying purchases. The information in this post should not be construed as providing specific psychiatric, psychological, or medical advice, but rather to offer readers information to better understand the lives and health of themselves and their children. It is not intended to provide an alternative to professional treatment or to replace the services of a physician, psychiatrist, or psychotherapist.

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